Press release

Cyberhaven Appoints Chris Hodson as Chief Security Officer

Four-time CISO brings extensive experience leading risk management and cybersecurity departments for Zscaler, Tanium, and Contentful

Palo Alto, Calif.​​—January, 31, 2023Cyberhaven, provider of the industry’s first Data Detection and Response (DDR) platform, today announced the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of cybersecurity veteran Chris Hodson as Chief Security Officer (CSO). Hodson will oversee all facets of security to protect Cyberhaven employees and customers, including cloud and application security, operations, and risk management.

“Today we welcome one of the industry’s most respected cybersecurity leaders to our leadership team,” said Howard Ting, CEO, Cyberhaven. “Chris’ experience building and running cybersecurity functions for some of the world’s largest retail, technology and financial services organizations will be invaluable to our customers as they protect against rising insider threats. His deep technical knowledge and expertise tailoring cybersecurity strategy to business objectives will help us fuel our growth in this momentous time for our company and industry.”

Most recently, Hodson was responsible for Contentful’s security strategy, which focused on  building a cybersecurity organization to manage technology risks for the company. Previously, he was Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Tanium where he oversaw the company’s security strategy, and the execution of security initiatives across corporate and customer-facing environments. Prior to that, Hodson was CISO for EMEA and Data Protection Officer (DPO) at cybersecurity leader Zscaler. There, he worked closely with customers to develop their cybersecurity strategy while working with internal business stakeholders across product development and data protection initiatives.

In addition, Hodson serves as a board advisor at workforce development platform Cybrary and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information Security. He is also the author of Cyber Risk Management, a number one bestseller on Amazon.

“Most organizations fail to identify the existential business impact of insider risk. They put too much emphasis on the external tip of the pyramid threats, while ignoring the table stakes of data protection,” said Hodson. “Cyberhaven’s fresh perspective on data protection is one of the many reasons I joined the company. They are helping companies shift from legacy Data Loss Protection practices to a modern Data Detection and Response approach, which is critical to protect an enterprise environment today.”

This announcement comes on the heels of continued growth and momentum for Cyberhaven. In 2022, the company introduced its Insider Threat Platform. The company also published a first-of-its-kind report entitled “The Great Data Heist”, revealing shocking proof that companies are hemorrhaging from internal sources.


Cyberhaven is the AI-powered data security company revolutionizing how companies detect and stop the most critical insider threats to their most important data. Until now, data security products were limited to scanning data content and looking for specific user actions. Our AI technology analyzes billions of workflows to understand every piece of data within an organization, when it's at risk, and takes action to protect it. It's like nothing that's come before and protects data like nothing else.

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